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Sunday, May 22, 2005

A Remedy For The "Fascistly" Uninformed.

I just bought a copy of "Creating Web Pages With HTML Simplified" from maranGraphics because I know next to nothing about HTML. Even a little knowledge about HTML will help me to better manage "The Dishpan Chronicles" web page. Now, maybe my husband and daughter won't have to help me as much. I have a book.

When I want or need to know something, I am not ashamed to seek information, ask questions, or ask for help. I asked at the bookstore for a book on HTML for dummies and I always stop and ask for directions when I'm lost!

We can all recall classmates in high school and college who lost out because they ditched classes or slept through them. "I'll never use History, it's all old stuff from the past", or Government is too boring - I don't need it!" and Why should I study Geography? I'm not going anywhere, and I don't care about those people anyway." Do you remember those justifications for not wanting to learn? I do.

Well, they did need History, Government, and Geography, too, because our sleep-walking, class-ditching fellow students have graduated to become uninformed voters. Uninformed voters are a direct threat to democracy.

I noticed that a few of the recent comments floating in my Dishpan seem to have come from the ranks of the uninformed. Therefore, in this post, I will provide the information necessary to remedy the obvious confusion of those lost and wandering few. I'm sure they were only asking for directions.

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."........Abraham Lincoln

Addicted to money and power, fascism is the diseased, dark side of capitalism. It emerges when the wealthy and the corporate elite seek more political control to protect their privileged status. Anti-liberal, anti-socialist, anti-communist, and anti-labor, the base of fascism is corporate, conservative, totalitarian and nationalistic. It fears freedom. It fears liberty.

"The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy."............Alex Carey

"The corporations don't have to lobby the government any more. They are the government." ................Jim Hightower

I encourage everyone to ask questions of this government, to educate yourselves and others, and to speak up and out. If you are not already an informed citizen, become one ......it is never to late to learn.

I will conclude with a quote that is as timely as it is apropos in regard to this post.

"All democracies turn into dictatorships - but not by coup. The people give their democracy to a dictator, whether it's Julius Ceasar or Napolean or Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, the general population goes along with the idea...That's the issue that I've been exploring: How did the Republic turn into the Empire...and how does a democracy become a dictatorship?"... George Lucas of Star Wars fame, at the Cannes film festival, 2005

..........Think about it.........
.....Kitchen Window Woman

8 Comments:

Blogger Ken Grandlund said...

Your posts are certainly right on line. I think you might enjoy some of my ideas at Common Sense.

I'll be back again!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

Good post my friend! Uninformed voters are definitely a problem. From my own journeys through the community, I have discovered that the overall majority is not truly informed on events. They rely too much on television news, which is very biased. They also refer to the opinions of others too often. How can one uninformed person be any better at deciding how to vote than any other uninformed person? The blind should not lead the blind but that's what happens in this country. This is the jist of my fight to educate people against using the opinions of their church to make all their decisions. A church should be made up of individuals who weigh circumstances on merit, not a collective that does what its told. Are we sheep or intelligent thinkers? Newspapers are biased too but they work much harder to get the hard facts out than television and their opinions are usually in an opinion section, separate from the news. Americans would do better to read the newspapers instead of watching television.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

okdemocrat....I tired to post a comment to your post on Neo-cons and twice it seemed to disappear. Enlighten me please as I am a newvie at all of this... Thanks....It is another good post by the way. KWW

4:28 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

What did it do exactly? There seem to be a lot of posts and I have't had a complaint like this yet. What did it do when you tried to post?

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Our current oligarchy benefits from all these unthinking and unquestioning voters. And, conservatives keep trying to cut funding for education. Coincidence?

7:42 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

Of course there is no coincidence. The less informed you are, the more easily led and the more cheaply paid you are.

This is classic El Shrubbo/Jesusistan wingerbot policy at work.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

To Okdemocrat...I posted a comment under the song on the Neo-con post about4:00pm Calif time......It didn't show so I tried again....I clicked on publish both times not preview....I don't have Haloscan so does that make a difference?......KWW

1:22 PM  
Blogger BeatleChick81 said...

Fab post there, Mom! Many good points that you have brought up in this one, and... my apologies if many of those uninformed voters are my former classmates who fell asleep during history class... I tried to make them see how important their studies were (and how important it is to pick up a newspaper--or several--every once in a while! :)!)

Anyway... very well written, and hopefully it won't be long till the masses come to their senses and wake up! :)

--BeatleChick

6:46 PM  

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